September is football season. But enjoying the game doesn’t have to mean unhealthy eating. Here are the best healthy football party recipes. We have vegan and vegetarian dips, snacks, entrees and desserts on the menu!
Best Healthy Vegetarian Dips for Football Watching
This vegan herby whipped tofu dip makes a light, refreshing and quite pretty addition to any appetizer platter. Avocado, fresh herbs, and lime make a bright dip for crudité or your favorite crackers for healthy game day eating.
Roasted romanesco brings brightness to this homemade hummus. Dip some red pepper for a festive football party dip.
This vegan version of a childhood favorite comes just in time for game day and satisfies cravings for the perfect football watching snack.
This vegan spinach artichoke dip is OFF THE CHARTS and so simple. Just some sautéing and mixing and you’ll be enjoying this vegan game day appetizer in no time.
The key to making this spicy Sriracha white bean dip extra creamy is to make it in a high-speed blender. Add in a little of our favorite sriracha, and you’ll have a delicious dip for the Sunday game.
This creamy vegan ranch is a healthier upgrade to the classic tangy dressing. No football watching party is complete without ranch!
Guacamole Salsa from the Almond Eater
This guacamole salsa recipe combines guacamole and salsa verde. The result is an ideal vegan game day recipe. Pile it up with homemade or store-bought tortilla chips to please the crowds.
We finally found a vegan queso recipe that our non-vegan friends LOVE. Besides serving this with your favorite tortilla chips, we also love this dip is as a sauce for the mini hasselback potatoes.
We absolutely love this roasted eggplant carrot tahini dip. It’s smoky, slightly sweet, and nutty, thanks to tahini. Fresh parsley, pomegranate seeds and a drizzle of olive oil brighten it up. This is sure to be a hit at your next football party.
Mediterranean Yogurt Cucumber Dip from Meals with Maggie
This cucumber dip with pita chips and yogurt is filled with all the flavors of the Mediterranean. The flavor of the falafel crumbles, the tang from the yogurt and the crunch of the pita all give this cucumber dip a thumbs up.
Best Game-Day Recipes for Things that Need a Dip
These vegan polenta fries get cheesy flavors from nutritional yeast and brightness from fresh herbs. Dipped in savory homemade marinara sauce, they won’t last long at your football watching party.
Crispy Air-Fried Buffalo Tofu from This Wife Cooks
Your guests won’t miss the chicken thanks to this crispy and flavorful Buffalo tofu. This is the best healthy vegan recipe to dip into vegan ranch dressing.
Healthy oven fries made from scratch can be just as crispy as your favorite deep-fried restaurant version. And don’t miss our recipe for luscious and creamy vegan aioli for dipping.
Homemade Soft Pretzels from Earhardts Eat
Twisted beautifully, these dougy homemade pretzels are the unique snack to bring your game day party up a level.
Air Fryer Seasoned Waffle Fries from A Plantiful Path
These Seasoned Waffle Fries are such a fun side for your sandwiches or burgers, or just for a snack. They’re air-fried, oil-free, and so easy to make!
Vegan Beet Balls from Whole Food Bellies
Be sure to look after your vegetarian and vegan friends at your Game Day party (or any other day), with these Beet Balls.
Air Fryer Zucchini Chips from JZ Eats
This is the best way to enjoy your favorite crunchy potato chip snack without all the carbs. This is a must-have healthier football watching recipe.
We’ll admit, kale might deserve a few eye rolls for the health fad it’s become in the past few years. But these super crunchy, savory homemade cheesy vegan kale chips with vegan cashew cheese sauce will have you reaching for more.
Best Vegetarian and Vegan Party Entrees for Game Day
These vegan taco lettuce wraps are fresh and crunchy with a Mexican filling of mushrooms, lentils and walnuts. Plus they’re hand-held to cut back on dishes!
Vegan Jamaican Jerk Chili with Mango Salsa From The Organic Kitchen
Jackfruit transforms into the perfect meat substitute in this fruity and flavorful vegan game day chili recipe.
This healthy, gluten free & vegan pasta bake can be served any day of the week, or even for your next family gathering. It’s perfect for a crowd!
Vegan Sloppy Joes from Happy Kitchen
These sloppy joes are the perfect addition to your game day menu. These will certainly satisfy comfort food cravings, with a healthy twist.
This Vegan Buffalo Cauliflower Pizza with a creamy homemade ranch drizzle and sliced avocado is the vegan comfort food of my dreams. This is a healthy recipe that you don’t have to save for game day.
Crispy Tofu Burgers from Shivani Loves Food
These crispy tofu burgers are a lighter take on the classic meal: crunchy fried tofu with rainbow vegetables and a sweet chili sauce. Vegan and gluten-free.
Portobello mushrooms turn into meaty, savory vegan fajitas with one sheet pan and 30 minutes. Let your guests assemble their own for minimal work.
Vegan Jackfruit Sliders from Homemade Interest
These zesty sliders make the most of jackfruit and your favorite BBQ sauce. No one will miss the meat, and talk about healthier game day recipes.
Piled high with your favorite pickles (bonus points if they’re homemade!), these BBQ sliders are the answer to healthier game day eating.
Our upgraded version of cowboy caviar is bright, flavorful and creamy. Pile it on chips for a twist on homemade salsa.
Vegan Sweets for Game Day Eating
The peanut butter cookies are fantastic on their own, but the chocolate peanut butter filling really takes them over the top. We like to think of them as a much healthier Do-si-do® Girl Scout Cookie.
Healthy Peanut Butter Buckeyes from The Banana Diaries
Four ingredients make these cute and tasty healthier buckeye cookies. They won’t last long!
These gluten free vegan Samoa cookies are heavenly. A shortbread base, topped with homemade vegan caramel, toasted coconut and a dark chocolate drizzle…what more could you ask for?
These vegan and gluten free s’mores brownies are fudgy, rich and insanely delicious with a buttery graham cracker crust, a decadent brownie layer, and toasted marshmallows on top.